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Blizzard WatchAug 18, 2017 11:08 pm CT

Blizzard Watch Week in Review: Welcome back, Battle.net

There’s been plenty of news in the last week that we could talk about, but I’m going to focus on the only important piece of news: Battle.net is back, baby! After playing on Battle.net for over twenty years — it launched in 1996 with Diablo 1 — ditching the name felt like we we’d lost something. And after some consideration, apparently even Blizzard agrees. (Which is probably for the best, since no one bothered to stop calling it Battle.net, anyway.)

But I suppose there were a few other things that happened last week that may matter to you. Before you dive into the weekend of gaming (StarCraft Remastered, anyone?), here’s a rundown of everything that happened last week as well as what’s coming up next week.

Coming up

World of Warcraft


  • In case you missed it, Hearthstone’s Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion is live — and with it a brand new (and completely free) single-player adventure mode. Matticus guides us through the first wing.



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